Hard Work Pays Off
Bodybuilders put a lot of effort into their physique, and their hard work shows. Though women participate in bodybuilding, this slideshow celebrates the chiseled male form.
The well-conditioned latissimus dorsi muscle is responsible for this bodybuilder's amazing back. Want a muscular, toned latissimus dorsi? Try pull-ups.
Abs of Steel
The rectus abdominis muscles are on full display here in this impressive six pack. These abs aren't just made in the gym; nutrition takes a key role in developing the midsection.
Strike a Pose
Bodybuilders present poses on stage that help showcase their muscles and bulk. These competitors eat many calories in a day to maintain their mass.
Bodybuilding and physique competitions differ. Physique competitors don't necessarily strive for bulk and eat low-carb diets.
Some bodybuilders have tattoos. It's not generally frowned upon as long as the body art doesn't distract from the muscles.
Impressive Six Pack
You won't find so-called love handles on bodybuilders. They put a lot of effort into avoiding any pockets of fat on their bodies.
Muscles don't necessarily guarantee a good fighter. In fact, without proper training, muscles may not win over technique in a fight.
Body or Art?
Darker skin helps showcase muscles while hiding flaws. Many bodybuilders tan regularly or indulge in spray tans before hitting the stage.
Every move bodybuilders make on stage is pre-planned and extensively rehearsed. Hours at the gym, strict diet, and proper supplementation are all on display when bodybuilders strike their poses. It's hard work to maintain the lifestyle of a bodybuilder and it demands full dedication.